Freud’s Baaaaaaaack: Depression’s Link to Insecure Maternal Attachment

Nice ABC News report on a new PLOSone fMRI article on attachment and depression funded by Audrey Gruss’s Hope for Depression Research Foundation!

From the article: “Freud comes in to this,” said co-author and psychiatrist Dr. Igor Galynker of Beth Israel Medical Center. “He blamed everything on the mother and it turns out the mother is absolutely the strongest gauge of depression you have.”

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About Peter Freed, M.D.

I am a psychiatrist (psychopharmacology and psychotherapy) specializing in the so-called "personality disorders," particularly narcissistic and borderline personality disorders. I was a Fellow and then an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia from 2004- 2011. I am currently in private practice in NYC.